Man Lives on Monkey Food Alone
Adam has been kind enough to document his "experiment" with a daily video blog. I've been watching him since day three when The Mad Elf clued me in on Mr Monkey Chow. It's been quite a thing to see. Adam is now in day six, with one more day to go before his ordeal is over. Watching the videos in sequence is like watching devolution in action. Adam was chipper on day one and hopeful about the coming week. By day four he was talking about killing passer byes for their food. On day six, his mood is abysmal. He's desperate enough to try monkey chow soaked in vodka overnight as a form of breakfast, and his mind is on those that are starving. (He plans to make a donation to Bread for the World when this is all over.)
Memepunks made a comment on Adam's blog that he should try other monkey foods, which may be more delicious than the dry monkey chow kibbles. Well, others must have suggested the same thing, because he tried a wet food canned alternative the next day. The results were less than spectacular. Adam has gotten an upswing of popularity and support since he began his week long battle with monkey chow. His actions have many people thinking about hunger, food sources and the primate condition. One Boing Boing reader even mentioned a long ago plan to create human chow in a dry kibble form, and to make it ubiquitous enough to end world hunger. That's an idea that may require further thought later. In addition to the Boing Boing story, Adam was also interviewed by both G4 and CBC radio! Adam says that he is surviving now off of the supporting E-mails alone. Memepunks is in your corner Mr. Monkey Chow. One more day to go. Hang in there ya' big ape.
"But your behavior studies are another matter. To suggest that we can learn anything about the simian nature from a study of man is sheer nonsense. Why, man is a nuisance. He eats up his food supply in the forest, then migrates to our green belts and ravages our crops. The sooner he is exterminated, the better. It's a question of simian survival." - Doctor Zaius